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St Helens men who fought at the battle of Waterloo, two hundred years ago tomorrow.

 

Private William Anderton, born Sutton 1791

Occupation Labourer

Enlisted 01/04/1813, 23rd Regiment of Foot

Discharged 11/06/1828

 

Private Henry Naylor, born Sutton 1779

Occupation Labourer

Enlisted 11/12/1799, Grenadier Guards

Discharged 24/08/1821

 

Private William Swift, born Rainford, 1773

Occupation Labourer

Enlisted 25/08/1807, 23rd Regiment of Foot

Disharged 18/05/1818

 

Gunner Samuel Twist, born Windle, 1771

Occupation Labourer

Enlisted 01/10/1790 , Royal Artillery

Discharged 30/04/1816

 

Private Thomas Culley born 1794 St Helens

Occupation Weaver

Enlisted 06/06/1812, 3rd Regiment of Foot

Discharged 09/11/1831

 

Trooper William Bickley born 1783 Cheadle, Staffordshire

Occupation Brass Foundryman

Enlisted 29/09/1803, 10th Hussars

Discharged 21/03/1817

Died St Helens 1875,buried St Thomas chapel churchyard,Hewitt ave

 

 

 

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More info on Samuel Twist

Samuel Twist soldier of Windle married

Mary Glover spinster of Windle at Prescot St Marys 12/08/1805

Witnessed by James Bridge and Margaret Twist

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Not sure if John fought in the war or not

 

John Holding alias John Holden born Sutton 30 July 1797 occupation labourer enlisted 11 January 1813, served 29th Foot Regiment for 24 years 246 days.

 

Details from - Ref WO/97/480/38

 

John died August 1835, buried St Helens Chapel 26 August 1835 aged 42.

 

John is one of the 9 children John & Elizabeth Holden nee Alcock, 7 sons and 2 daughter.

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New Waterloo Man to add to the list.

Private Thomas Orrell, born Eccleston, 1787

Occupation Weaver

Enlisted 25/03/1805 3rd Regiment of Foot

Discharged 29/06/1825

Fought at Waterloo

Baptised Thomas Unsworth Portico Chapel 1787

born out of wedlock,father later married his mother.

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Didn't someone on Connect come across a medal from the Waterloo era?

Found in a garden somewhere near the Plaza I think..

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Never heard of that ,would be interesting to know what it was.

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Thanks for the link Phyll,wonder if they found out what the medal was and who it was awarded to.

Oddly enough, checking the 1851 census, there was a William Anderton born 1799 living at 135 Duke st

which,sadly does not exactly match the William Anderton from the Waterloo list as he was born according to his discharge papers in 1791

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I realise that this has been a while coming but events dictate some things.i do know about the finding of the Waterloo Medal and some of us are looking at who might have been the owner of it.I have looked down the list of Coldstream Guards and not found the name we are looking for. Is there another list within the total which might be helpful? How do we break down the total list and where did the discharge papers for William Anderton come from<

 

Thanks for the link Phyll,wonder if they found out what the medal was and who it was awarded to.

Oddly enough, checking the 1851 census, there was a William Anderton born 1799 living at 135 Duke st

which,sadly does not exactly match the William Anderton from the Waterloo list as he was born according to his discharge papers in 1791

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All of the Waterloo Medals awarded are contained within the Medal Roll.

 

There are 4 William Anderton's named.

 

Wm Anderton - 3rd Battalion 1st Foot Guards (Grenadier Guards) His medal was last seen in 1972 when it was sold by Spink.

 

Wm Anderton - 23rd Foot (Royal Welch Fusiliers) His medal is currently on display at the regimental museum, Carnarfon.

 

Wm Anderton - Corporal, 1st Life Guards - His medal was sold in auction through Dixon Noon & Web in 2006.

 

William Anderton - Private - 1st Batt - 79th Regiment (Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders) - Medal was last seen in 1953 when it was sold in auction at Glendining's.

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William Andertons discharge papers. Chelsea Pensioners Service Record,1760-1913.

WO 97/426/18.

Born Sutton, St Helens,Lancashire 1791

Enlisted Plymouth ,Devon 1.4.1813, 23rd Regiment of Foot (Royal Welch Fusiliers).

Occupation, Labourer

Discharged Dublin, 10.6.1823, Pulmonary disease

Served 10 years 3 months,plus 2years added service for presence at Waterloo.

 

Waterloo Medal Roll

Wm Anderton, private,23rd Regiment of Foot

Captain Campbells Company.

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